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Fox Fordyce Disease


Synonyms of Fox Fordyce Disease
  • Apocrine Duct Occlusion
  • Sweat Retention Disease

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Fox-Fordyce Disease is a rare disorder that occurs almost solely in women. It is characterized by the development of intense itching usually in the underarm area, the pubic area, and around the nipple of the breast. Perspiration becomes trapped in the sweat gland and in the surrounding area causing intense itching, inflammation, and enlargement of the glands. Skin in the area may become darkened and dry; raised patches develop. Hair follicles in the area dry out resulting in loss or breakage of hair.



    Organizations related to Fox Fordyce Disease
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info



    For a Complete Report

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